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2008-07-10 09:01:29

By Jeremy Olson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 10--Sixteen babies were born in 17 hours Tuesday at Regions Hospital -- a record for the St. Paul hospital. The baby boom came on one of the busiest days for deliveries each year.

2008-07-10 09:00:00

By Leslie Brooks Suzukamo, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 10--It's one cool energy saving idea. Some large offices are using big blocks of ice to cool off on hot afternoons instead of running their air conditioners.

2008-07-09 18:00:13

By John Welbes, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 9--Northwest Airlines will cut 2,500 jobs and start charging $15 for a passenger's first checked bag as it tries to cope with rising fuel prices. The airline will also charge a service fee for using frequent flier miles.

2008-07-09 09:00:41

By John Welbes, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 9--The initial speculation on the cause of a damaged nose cone on a Northwest Airlines 757 jetliner last weekend was a bird had made a lasting impression. That changed Tuesday.

2008-07-08 12:00:00

By Gita Sitaramiah, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 8--Moms and grandmas, start saving now. An American Girl store is coming to Mall of America in November. The historical dolls go for around $90. And that's only the beginning.

2008-07-08 12:00:42

By Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 8--Forget brain rot. You can actually learn stuff while watching TV -- and we're not just talking about PBS or the Discovery Channel, either.

2008-07-08 12:00:00

By Dennis Lien, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul.

2008-07-07 18:00:26

By Leslie Brooks Suzukamo, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul.

2008-07-07 15:00:31

By Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 7--"Ebullient" would be a good word for Brendan Fraser. "Impossible-to-punctuate," too.

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 6--For Minnesotans, "up north" is not a specific place. It's an idea that lives in our hearts and imaginations. "Up north" could be as close as the Chisago chain of lakes or as distant as Lake of the Woods.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.